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Wythall celebrates WARD

April 19, 2023 By: Chris G3YHF Category: Club, Fun, News

Wythall Radio Club members celebrated World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) with a night on the air.

The Club’s Kenwood TS590SG was hooked up to our big doublet in the trees and members used our Club call GX4WAC.

We made contacts around Europe on 40m, and across ‘the pond’ to Canada on 20m (photo shows Ian M0LQY and Martin G8VXX in action).

Meanwhile Neil G1TZC had a nice QSO with 8Q7MZ in the Maldives to start his WARD activity – via QO-100, using the satellite system he has developed at home. 

The photo shows the 5 turn jar version of the ice cream cone (3d printed) helix antenna he recently built for the satellite uplink.